The Longwalk Shopping Centre became a sea of pink on Friday October 5.
It will remain pink and proud throughout the month of October, in support of the Irish Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
October 5th was the official Pink Ribbon flag-day for Irish cancer Society and on this day all staff and shop owners at the Longwalk Shopping Centre wore pink as part of their ‘Turn the Centre Pink’ campaign in support of the awareness month.
During the month the centre will be collecting for the charity, and working with its sister centres in Galway, Letterkenny, Laois, Limerick, and Dublin.
They will join forces in turning their centres pink and generating as much awareness, and collecting much needed funds, to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.
During the month the Longwalk Shopping Centre will also host an information day with a representative from Irish Cancer Society visiting the centre to give customers information on the disease and where they can support and care.
There will also be a special ‘Pink Event’ where there will be special discounts in store and refreshments.
For further details on both events please log on to www.longwalkhoppingcentre.com or www.facebook.com/longwalkshoppingcentre.
Manager of the Longwalk Shopping Centre, Elaine McGeough, commented on the importance of this campaign and how delighted the centre is to be involved.
“It is always great to support any charity and event and in particular this awareness campaign.
Cancer has unfortunately touched the lives of almost everyone in Ireland and anything we can do to bring support and awareness to the illness is a pleasure to be involved in.
It is also a colourful and fun campaign to be involved in and a chance to turn our centre pink and bring all our staff and tenants together for a good cause”.
For further details on the event log on to www.longwalkshoppingcentre.com, ‘like’ their page at www.facebook.com/longwalkshoppingcenter or download their iPhone app.
You can also help raise funds and awareness by joining the Irish Cancer Society’s new ‘Get the Girls’ campaign throughout October to combat breast cancer.
The Get the Girls campaign is a fun way for women to get together and raise money for breast cancer research.
There are so many ways to take part in this great campaign.
You can get the girls around with a girly movie night or come dine with me dinner party, get them dancing with a sponsored dance off, do some baking and organise a cake sale at work or if you enjoy running take part in a fun run, what ever your passion is try to turn it into something more.
Every activity counts!
For more information visit www.getthegirls.ie or CallSave 1850 60 60 60.